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Cars Could Run On Recycled Newspaper, Scientists Say

Posted on Nov 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2011) — Here’s one way that old-fashioned newsprint beats the Internet. Tulane University scientists have discovered a novel bacterial strain, dubbed “TU-103,” that can use paper to produce butanol, a biofuel that can serve as a substitute for gasoline. They are currently experimenting with old editions of the Times Picayune, New Orleans’ venerable daily newspaper, with great success. TU-103 is the first bacterial strain from nature that produces butanol directly from cellulose, an organic compound. “Cellulose is found in all green plants,...

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